Students to get a boost with funding

The funds will be used as part of the Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage program.

The program will help low socio-economic students, regional, remote and indigenous school students, and adult learners access higher education.

It will raise awareness and understanding of higher education, and offer more study options.

The grant was part of $50m provided by the Federal Government for projects that focus on helping disadvantaged students.

Federal Education Minister Chris Pyne said 17 projects were selected to inspire and develop the capability of disadvantaged students to attend university.

‘This funding will allow universities to provide more intensive support to disadvantaged students, including indigenous Australians, to obtain a life-changing education,’ Mr Pyne said.